Homelessness



Phil Wray: Working together to tackle rough sleeping

In the first in a Scottish Government series of guest blogs, Phil Wray provides an insight into the progress Glasgow City Mission has made this winter, helping more people into settled accommodation.

Published 7 February 2019

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

Govan Law Centre to challenge gender discrimination in the homelessness system

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 6 February 2019

Consultation opens on increased rights for homeless people

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to increase the legal rights on people who are homeless in Scotland.

Published 1 February 2019

Blog: Homelessness numbers and policy changes – what does this mean for people experiencing homelessness?

Lisa Glass responds to the latest Scottish Government statistics on homeless applications and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 1 February 2019

Rise in homelessness sparks calls for housing associations to undertake assessments

Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 30 January 2019

How Nightstop is offering young people the respite they need to avoid homelessness

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has outlined how its Nightstop Service is offering safe and comfortable short-term accommodation to young people in crisis.

Published 30 January 2019

Experts warn of lethal drugs linked to homeless deaths in Glasgow

Addictions experts have voiced fears that street drugs being sold as Valium are responsible for an unprecedented number of drug related deaths in Glasgow.

Published 29 January 2019

Thousands raised in Dundee to tackle homelessness

An incredible £19,294 was raised in Dundee in sponsorships for Sleep in the Park 2018.

Published 28 January 2019

Homeless deaths in Glasgow averaging at one a month, charity warns

One homeless person is dying while sleeping rough in Glasgow every month, a charity has revealed.

Published 25 January 2019

NUS Scotland joins tenants’ union’s demand for ‘winter break’ for evictions

Scotland’s largest student organisation has joined with Scotland’s only tenants’ union to demand a ‘winter break’ to forced evictions.

Published 24 January 2019

East Lothian in £7m bid to address homelessness challenges

East Lothian Council is requesting £7 million from the Scottish Government in a bid to address significant homelessness challenges across the county.

Published 23 January 2019

Perth & Kinross rapid rehousing plan presented to Scottish Government

A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) setting out how Perth & Kinross Council will continue its work to minimise homelessness has been presented to the Scottish Government.

Published 21 January 2019

Blog: New Year, New Approach to Homelessness

Shelter Scotland’s campaigns and policy officer Aoife Deery on why 2019 must be a year in which the momentum towards tackling homelessness continues.

Published 15 January 2019

MSP writes to defence secretary over empty MoD homes

Gordon MacDonald MSP has written to the secretary of state for defence, Gavin Williamson, after figures revealed an increase in the number of army homes left empty in Scotland.

Published 14 January 2019